Saturday, May 8, 2010

We shall have trains

Toy trains, that is. Thanks to this train-hating right wing government, and their flunkies at Kiwi Rail, we won't be making our own trains at our perfectly good Railway Workshops. Not unless there is a miracle, and when did we have our last miracle? Not since Saint Helen was at the tiller and the railways were bought back for the people of New Zealand. Now that the lowest common denominator has locked up "nanny" in the attic and put Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham in charge, there is once again in the land a regime that steals from the poor to give to the rich, and that is willing to sell the family jewels and put our people out of work in order to line the pockets of fat cats overseas.

It's enough to make one scream "Revolution". But instead I took the afternoon off and went to the model train show at Dunedin's Forbury Racecourse. Terrific. Who doesn't love model trains? And the extra bonus is the painstaking work put into the backgrounds, the roads and villages and quarries and forests and camping grounds, the little people, the graveyards, the night clubs, the factories... Wonderful... And for the addicts, there are stalls selling all the paraphernalia.


















DUNEDIN MODEL TRAIN SHOW FORBURY PARK MAY 8 and 9 2010

4 comments:

Vanda Symon said...

We had lots of fun oohing and aaahing over the exhibits. I was amazed by some of the detail. I see a layout happening in our near future...

The Paradoxical Cat said...

I want to take up the hobby when I retire. (If I ever retire!) I want one whole room in my house to contain a railway line and all its attendant enviroments... maybe even have a tunnel into another room.

Vanda Symon said...

And anyway, I can't picture you retiring!

Vanda Symon said...

Our garden would lend itself well to an outdoor layout!